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Katie Derham with music from the BBC NOW. Schumann: Overture (Genoveva). Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto. Prokofiev: Symphony No 1. Haydn: Symphony No 104. Shostakovich: Symphony No 5.

Katie Derham presents a week of programmes featuring recent concerts by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Classical and neo-classical music mix in a recent concert from Aberystwyth: Haydn's final symphony is preceded by Prokofiev's Classical Symphony, an imagining of what the old master might have written had he lived in the twentieth century. Norwegian virtuoso Vilde Frang is the soloist in Tchaikovsky's much-loved Violin Concerto.

The orchestra's Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer takes the helm in the Fifth Symphony by Shostakovich, written in 1937 against the uneasy backdrop of Stalin's Great Purge.

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Mon 2 Apr 2012 14:00

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Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Overture from Genoveva

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: Jac van Steen

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Vilde Frange (violin) Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: Jac van Steen

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony no. 1

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: Jac van Steen

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no 104 'London'

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: Jac van Steen

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 5

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Conductor: Thierry Fischer

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